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Pipiwai Trail

#3 of 9 things to do in Haleakala National Park Features Animals
Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-572-4400
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A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bamboo forest” (536 reviews)
“great hike” (82 reviews)
“banyan tree” (49 reviews)
Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-572-4400
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Be in mind if you're overweight and out of shape this hike will be physically challenging. Very easy to twist an ankle on a loose rock. Be sure to take plenty of water and wear proper footwear. I observed many hikers in flip-flops. Not a...More

Thank Wes H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I camped inside Haleakala National park right by the ocean and waterfalls past the road to Hana. Yes! That was paradise. Camping there made it easy to start my hike earlier in the day. It was not an easy hike. It's all uphill and muddy...More

Thank happymom212ny
Reviewed 1 week ago

AKA Waimoku Falls. Pipiwai Trail leads to the falls which is actually part of Haleakala National Park. PARKING: Just past the Pools of Oheo (AKA 7 Sacred Pools) is the parking lot for the Haleakala National Park. This is the only place to park legally,...More

1  Thank MauiWorldTravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this hike. Not too long or difficult, very scenic. We especially liked walking through the bamboo forest. The falls at the end were beautiful. If you plan on also going to the top of Haleakala during your stay, the $20 entry fee...More

Thank kristeniler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time, easy up easy down. Lots of lush stuff, green. Bamboo all around you. Nice waterfall, bad zombies.

Thank DonnerMike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a two mile hike with a smaller waterfall part way up that you can see as a teaser. Further up, there is a banyan tree, and then you reach a bridge with some views of the stream. Right after the bridge is the...More

Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to drive the road to Hana counterclockwise to ensure we would be able to take this 4 mile hike. Glad we did both. It was not busy at all when we arrived. The park itself is not well marked but not hard to...More

1  Thank Sue F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 2 mile, 2 hour hike that was not too difficult so most all ages can accomplish ending at a spectacular 400 foot waterfall. Many people go past the sign where the trail ends in order to get close to the waterfall for even better...More

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as a family and it was so much fun. most of the hike was in the shade so it wasn't too hot and the hike wasn't hard either. very nice view of the waterfall at the end, too.

Thank tigerlily16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hike starts off a little boring. The sacred pools had very cloudy waters and its closed for swimming. As you head up the trail you see another falls but again cannot get to the base due to fear of flash flooding. There are many...More

1  Thank blue0skye
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June 29, 2017|
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Response from Princesstamtam55 | Reviewed this property |
We were with a large group, eight of us were looking into having a night out on the town and I emailed a local company for transport for the entire evening. The price was outrageous
April 21, 2017|
Response from rockyjoe | Reviewed this property |
The trail is in the Park about 12 miles past the town of Hana. The trailihead is near the Visitor Center in Kīpahulu part of the Haleakalā National Park. This National Park has two separate areas with one being the... More
Susie G
April 19, 2017|
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Response from manicoara | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need 2 days. One is for the road to Hana, and you can stop and do the Pipiwai trail then. The other is for the crater, which is in the middle of the island. Hana is the easternmost point on the island. If... More